MATT WOOLBRIGHT
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March 9, 2013
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Bill protects employees' personal online data

Members of the Nevada Assembly heard the case Friday for barring employers from requesting private access to most current and prospective employees' online accounts and credit history reports.

Assemblyman David Bobzien, D-Reno, presented AB181 to the Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee in a sparsely populated hearing room. His measure aims to protect citizens from having to release personal information that is not publically shared.

"The public facing side of someone's social media, I think, is absolutely fair game for checking for references and trying to check someone's character- that makes total sense," Bobzien told committee members. "What this is contemplating …

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